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Fender CD 280SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H70161

Solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and a Fishman preamp with built-in tuner.

The Fender CD 280SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an excellent choice for the guitarist who wants the best of both worlds—a solid spruce top for that nice mellow sound, with rosewood back and sides for a bright, classic tone.

The CD280SCE dreadnought cutaway model features scalloped "X" bracing, all-solid rosewood bridge plate, chrome die-cast machine heads for easy and accurate tuning, coated D'Addario strings for long-lasting tone and a Fishman preamp with built-in tuner.

This all adds up to excellent value for a Fender guitar that will be at home wherever you decide to strum, be it on the front porch or on stage.

Case sold separately.

  • Body Back: Laminated Rosewood Back
  • Body Sides: Laminated Rosewood Sides
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Finish
  • Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
  • Body Depth: 3.94" (100mm) to 4.92" (125mm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 2.25" (57mm)
  • Body Binding: Multi-ABS Inlays on Soundhole and Body Edge
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
  • Truss Rods: Dual Action Truss Rod
  • Special Electronics: Fishman Isys III System
  • Controls: Built In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Bridge Pins: Black Bridge Pins with White Dots
  • Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Tuners
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Strings: Fender Dura-Tone 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Unique Features: Dual Action Truss Rod, Tortoise Shell Pickguard, Scalloped X Bracing, Compensated Urea Saddle, Gold Silkscreen Logo, Traditional Fender Bridge, Factory Mounted Forward Strap Button with Internal Block Reinforcement, White Dot Position Inlays, Multi-ABS Inlays on Soundhole and Body Edge
  • Case sold separately

Enjoy classic design and great on-stage sound.


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FenderCD 280SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar for tyhe money.

By Tubaernie

from Saratoga Springs, NY

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    Comments about Fender CD 280SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Received the guitar in perfect condition. Not one flaw. Set up correctly from factory. Seems to be made with USA Fender specifications. Nice mellow overtones unplugged.Fishman tuner is a plus. It does sound like my other guitars amped. Been playing for over 50 years and am very happy with the purchase.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Nice, sweet sounding fender

    By U.P Carn-a-vore

    from U.P MI USA

    Comments about Fender CD 280SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I picked this one out of six or seven guitars the were all in this same price range. The neck is raw and smooth and has a good solid feel to it. The frets are clean with no sharp edges and no buzzes anywhere on the board. Fit and finsh is much better than one would expect for an acoustic in this price range. Most important is the sound, the sound is crisp with nice low end, not muddy, smooth mid-range and sweet ringing highs. This one flat out sounded the best un-plugged. Just strumming in the living room fills my small house with sound. I have completely fallen for this thing! All my other guitars have been sitting since.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


    Nice Guitar!

    Comments about Fender CD 280SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I noted the strong points of this guitar above. This is a good guitar value.
    The best features of this guitar are the spruce top, the mahogany neck, the machine heads, and the Fishman preamp. The spruce top on my guitar has tight grain and sounds a great deal like a sitka spruce top. The mahogany neck feels like quality. It has good heft and is finished with a material that allows my hand to move quickly up and down. The frets are nicely finished. The machine heads keep it in tune from day to day. The preamp includes a handy tuner. The Fishman preamp is simple but effective. It's also helpful that when using the tuner, the preamp goes quiet so the audience does not need to hear my tuning adjustments. I'm not crazy about the laminate back and sides, but I did not pay for a solid body guitar either. Plugged in, I'm sure this guitar sounds very similar to the solid wood Fender acoustic electrics. It really sounds good unplugged, too. It has a good range of sounds from bass to treble. Its a good guitar.
    It was manufactured cleanly. Everything fits and was finished well. It compares well to other brands in this price range. The quality of the preamp gives it a leg up on the competition in my experience.
    I believe the price is just about right for the quality of this guitar.

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